New York City FC announced Friday that it had traded defender Sebastien Ibeagha to Los Angeles FC in exchange for $150,000 General Allocation Money.

The club will receive an additional $50,000 GAM if certain incentives are met.

“Sebastien is a key acquisition for us at this stage of the season,”  LAFC co-president and genera manager John Thorrington said. “With his experience, we believe he will be a great fit and is an important addition to our club.”

As one team said hello to the defender, another one was saying goodbye.

“Seb has been a really valuable member of our squad since joining in 2018 and he played a vital role both on and off the pitch for our organization and he will be sincerely missed,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a statement. “He’s been a dependable presence in our defense and his influence in the locker room and throughout the community embodied the values we want our players to have. We wish him all the best at LAFC and throughout the rest of his career.”

The 29-year-old Ibeagha joined NYCFC after being named the USL defender of the year in 2017 and made 64 league appearances with the team.

“New York has been my home for the past four years and I have been blessed to be part of the club,” Ibeagha said in a statement. “I don’t have the words to thank everyone enough, but to my teammates, staff, and fans — thank you for rocking with me, fighting for me and being in my corner. I will truly miss NYCFC, the people I’ve had the honor of meeting and those who have become my family. New York, I love you and wish you all the best.”